Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers in Pickens, SC Represent Victims
Accomplished legal team works to help plaintiffs obtain financial relief
Acker Lambert Hinton P.A. represents individuals who have suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or business. Our accomplished South Carolina attorneys assist clients in cases arising from motor vehicle accidents, falls that occur on someone else’s property, workplace injuries, wrongful deaths and other types of claims. We are located in Pickens, but serve clients in Greenville, Easley and throughout South Carolina who are looking for a skillful attorney to help them collect the compensation they’re entitled to under the law. We consistently deliver exceptional results.
Firm handles cases arising from car crashes, falls and dog bites
Victims of negligence can pursue several types of damages from the parties who contributed to their injury. These include compensation for healthcare expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs and the pain, suffering and emotional distress that resulted from your injury. Even if your case does not go to trial, understanding what you could receive in a verdict forms the basis of the settlement demand we will make. Though damages are capped in a few limited situations, such as in claims against the government, in most instances you can obtain a financial recovery that addresses the full extent of the harm you’ve suffered. Our firm handles a wide array of personal injury matters, including cases involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents — At any time, a car accident could put you in the hospital and severely disrupt your life. Our firm presses careless drivers and their insurance companies for prompt, full compensation after a crash. We are also well-versed in the special considerations associated with litigation stemming from truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.
- Slip and fall incidents — When someone has guests on their business or residential property, they have a legal duty to remove hazards that could cause an injury. If you were hurt in a slip and fall while on someone else’s premises, we can determine if you are entitled to payment to cover your medical bills and other damages.
- Dog bites — You can collect monetary damages after being bitten by someone else’s dog even if the owner was not aware of their animal’s dangerous tendencies. In cases arising from attacks by pets, our firm seeks appropriate remedies and counters defenses that the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing.
- Catastrophic injuries — Though most accident-related injuries can be expected to heal over a period of weeks or months, in the most serious cases, the effects can be life-changing. After someone suffers a catastrophic injury, we consult with doctors and other experts to gain an informed perspective on a plaintiff’s present and future medical bills and rehabilitation costs. During settlement negotiations and trials, we also seek payment to cover specialized care, home modifications, and even loss of life with its accompanying financial burdens. We work diligently to pursue maximum compensation for the catastrophic injuries that often accompany accident cases.
You have three years from the date of the injury to initiate a claim under South Carolina’s statute of limitations. It is in your best interest to act promptly so that our attorneys can locate the evidence needed to support your case. Even if you are partially at fault for the incident, the state’s modified comparative negligence rule still allows you to win an award at trial as long as your portion of the fault is less than 50 percent.
Compassionate attorneys seek compensation in wrongful death actions
Tragically, some instances of negligence or intentional misconduct result in a fatality. Under South Carolina law, the representative for the deceased person’s estate can pursue damages for the victim’s surviving family members in a wrongful death action. Specific types of compensation that can be awarded include reimbursement for burial costs, funeral expenses, income and benefits the victim would have likely earned over their lifetime and medical bills associated with the deadly incident. You could also receive payment for your pain and suffering as well as the knowledge, care and companionship the deceased person provided. Whether you’re seeking legal relief following a fatal car accident, fall or other type of incident, our firm offers compassionate, effective counsel as we work to hold the liable party accountable.
Contact an effective South Carolina personal injury lawyer to set up a free consultation
Acker Lambert Hinton P.A. in Pickens represents South Carolina clients who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence or willful misconduct. Please call 864-668-1013] or contact us online to discuss your legal options in a free initial consultation.